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Video game news, reviews and commentary with Gazette reporter Jake Magee.
Press Start: New 'God of War' deserves better than original trilogy
Press Start: New 'God of War' deserves better than original trilogy
The three main 'God of War' games left a lot to be desired. Here's where the original trilogy was weak and how 'God of War' for the PlayStation 4 could improve.
Press Start: The best bits of E3 2017
Press Start: The best bits of E3 2017
Another year of Electronic Entertainment Expo conferences have come and gone, leaving fans a wake of new trailers, demos and games to discuss and analyze for months to come. Here are the best parts of the show, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.
Press Start: E3 2017 will be as wild and embarrassing as ever
Press Start: E3 2017 will be as wild and embarrassing as ever
By the end of the week, fans will be treated to word of new games, demos and trailers for anticipated titles, and basically nonstop excitement over our shared hobby, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: 'Far Cry 5' is already controversial
Press Start: 'Far Cry 5' is already controversial
The changes coming to the “Far Cry” series with its fifth entry are big, and already fans are freaking out, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: 'Destiny 2' adds new features without changing core gamplay
Press Start: 'Destiny 2' adds new features without changing core gamplay
Instead of reinventing the wheel, it appears developer Bungie wisely decided to keep what worked from “Destiny” and expand on and fix what didn't for “Destiny 2,” writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: Exploring 'Prey' is a tense and satisfying treat
Press Start: Exploring 'Prey' is a tense and satisfying treat
While Arkane Studios' latest game makes combat an unwieldy and frustrating affair, “Prey's” ability to scratch that exploration itch makes it a blast for anyone who likes a constant feeling of discovery, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: Video games need to be ‘fun’
Press Start: Video games need to be ‘fun’
Video games aren't always fun in the traditional sense, but every successful game entertains or engages its audience in one way or another, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: Token diversity doesn’t belong in ‘Call of Duty: WWII’
Press Start: Token diversity doesn’t belong in ‘Call of Duty: WWII’
Including diversity in a video game for diversity's sake is disingenuous and, frankly, dumb, writes Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee.
Press Start: Video games' most satisfying weapons
Press Start: Video games' most satisfying weapons
There are far too many amazing video game weapons to name even a small fraction of them, but here's a handful Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee has yet to grow tired of using.
Press Start: Stop blaming real violence on video games already
Press Start: Stop blaming real violence on video games already
Video games have been pointed to as a reason to explain real-world murders, but there's no evidence to support such a claim, Gazette gaming columnist Jake Magee writes.